The NZSFC introduced grand slam clubs for it anglers fishing in New Zealand some time back. They are unique to New Zealand and serve as a supreme award for a life time of angling. To qualify for a slam club an angler must catch one of each type specified for each of the awards and meet the minimum weight requirements for each fish. All fish to be eligible to qualify towards your grand slam must be caught in accordance with angling rules for IGFA and NZSFC. You must have proof of capture (certificate, club year book, or photo of your fish with weigh board information included). All claims must be endorsed and verified by your club secretary. Your club must have been affiliated at the time of capture. These are life time awards and retrospective captures count provided the requirements are met. There are 5 different slam clubs which are listed below. To see who have won Slam Awards to date, please scroll to the end.
Tuna slams claims the fish must also exceed the line weight.
The Inshore Slam includes a land based section
For the Southern slam all qualifying fish must be caught in the South Island Fishing Grounds.
To qualify the following criteria will apply
To apply send details of your qualifying fish to the NZSFC secretary at PO Box 93 Whangarei. Inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Slam winners to date:
Presented at the AGM held 29th & 30th September 2006
Billfish Slam - Alain Jorion
473.20 kg Black Marlin; 235.20 kg Blue Marlin; 145 kg Striped marlin; 116 kg Broadbill; 23.80 kg Spearfish.
All the above were caught on stand-up gear
Pesented at the AGM held 28th & 29th September 2007
Tuna Slam - Alain Jorion - Waihau Bay Sports Fishing Club Inc
5.60 kg Skipjack; 10.91 Albacore; 265 kg Northern/Pacific Bluefin; 52.76 kg Bigeye & 54 kg Yellowfin
Presented at the AGM held 25th & 26th September 2009
Inshore Slam - Scott Tindale - Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club Inc
10.27 kg Snapper, 32 kg Yellowtail; 3.052 kg Kahawai; 5.362 kg Trevally and 3.10 kg John Dory
Presented at the AGM held 16th and 17th September 2016
Tuna Slam - Wayne Bicknell - Hawkes Bay Sports Fishing Club